Boatsetter Celebrates National Fishing and Boating Week with Extended Water Experiences and Launch of Boatsetter Academy
Including 140% growth in fishing boats and charters
FT. LAUDERDALE, Florida, June 08, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In time for National Fishing and Boating Week June 4-12, Boatsetter, the leading peer-to-peer boat rental platform in the United States, announced that it had over 50,000 listings of boats available for charter in over 700+ locations.
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Since its commercial launch in 2014, Boatsetter has grown steadily to support its mission to provide boating and on-water experiences to everyone, everywhere. (Photo: BusinessWire)
Since its commercial launch in 2014, Boatsetter has grown steadily to support its mission to provide boating and on-water experiences for everyone, everywhere.. Through its simple online platform and mobile apps, the company connects qualified charterers, local boat owners and licensed captains. Whether boating enthusiasts, fishing enthusiasts or novice boaters, everyone will find a boat adapted to their needs and budget, with or without a captain. Currently, the company has the most diverse and highest quality boat rental inventory with over 20,000 makes and models, including all different styles and sizes, with the smallest boat rental measuring just 8 feet in long, the largest at 895 feet.
Over a million people have enjoyed getting out on the water with Boatsetter. National Fishing and Boating Week, founded by former President George W. Bush in 2002, encourages Americans to explore the country’s countless lakes and rivers. Over the past six months, Boatsetter has seen increased interest in some of the country’s most popular lakes, such as Lake Tahoe, Lake of the Ozarks, Lake Travis and Lake Havasu. The number of fishing boats and fishing charters listed on Boatsetter also increased by 140% year over year, with a 93% growth in the category of aluminum fishing boats (primarily used in freshwater ).
“Our goal is to deliver incredible experiences on the water, so boaters and non-boaters alike can enjoy better, healthier lifestyles, and that includes fishing,” said Jackie Baumgarten, CEO by Boatsetter. “We want to share our love for the water and the boating lifestyle with local communities across the country. Boating as a recreational leisure activity has always presented a number of obstacles that keep people out on the water, from cost and access to water to inexperience and safety concerns. We are taking every step possible to help break down these barriers to entry.”
As a champion in making experiences on the water more accessible to everyone, the company has launched Boatsetter Academy, a free and one-of-a-kind beginner’s boating course dedicated to teaching new boaters the fundamentals of boating. ‘a boat.
“The launch of the Boatsetter Academy continues to strengthen our growing community of boaters,” said Kim Koditek, chief content officer at Boatsetter, who also sits on the Sea Tow Foundation’s Boating Safety Advisory Board. “It provides a safe space and opportunity for anyone interested to get out on the water and gain a new level of comfort on board, and feel more confident about chartering or operating their own boat in the future. “
This free two-hour hands-on experience is designed for first-time boaters to build confidence and learn the basics of boating. Participants will take the helm for the first time, with the support and guidance of a certified U.S. Coast Guard captain, providing expert instruction in proper boating techniques and how to operate a ship, immediately putting into practice what the participants learn.
Boatsetter Academy is the only hands-on on-water course of its kind offered for free in the United States. It is currently offered in San Diego, Manhattan and Miami. Future academies will be held in Seattle, Chicago, Washington DC, Austin, Tampa, Dallas and Los Angeles. To register for the Boatsetter Academy, contact program coordinator Scott Cockburn at [email protected]
About Boatsetter: Boatsetter is the leading peer-to-peer boat rental community that makes boating affordable and accessible to everyone by providing an easy way to connect qualified renters, boat owners and licensed captains. With over 50,000 boat listings available from over 700 locations worldwide and the largest database of USCG-certified captains, Boatsetter gives even those with no prior boating experience access to the most largest and most diverse rental boats available. Boatsetter empowers local boat owners to become entrepreneurs on the water by connecting them with thousands of potential charterers around the world. Launched in 2014, Boatsetter has helped over a million boaters and boat owners discover the endless possibilities available on the water.
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